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Late Night Ride Home Stands: Calgary, AB

Streamlining Taxi Service
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Taxi service is the primary transportation alternative to personal vehicles used by nightlife patrons in the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Yet several obstacles impeded safe and efficient provision of taxi service in the nighttime economy, including reluctance by drivers to pick up nightlife patrons, as well policy challenges. As part of a coordinated effort to improve public safety and late-night transportation, the City of Calgary established Late Night Ride Home Stands (LNRHS) – also known as “taxi stands." LNRHS are designated areas where taxis can line-up and wait for customers in the evening and late-night hours. As of September 2011, thirteen have been installed in Calgary's Centre City. They operate every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Conveniently located near restaurants, theatres and bars, the goal is to ensure Calgarians can come and go from the Centre City safely. 


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